Crispy and buttery Shortbread Cookies are the classic holiday cookies that take only 4 ingredients to make these cookies and you can decorate them with chocolate, holiday sprinkles, or holiday designs.
Cuisine American, Scottish
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, shortbread
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Soften butter and chill the dough: 1hour30minutes
Total Time 1hour55minutes
Servings 14(14-16 cookies)
2cupsall purpose flour
For Chocolate Chunk Cookies:
4ozbaking chocolate barchopped
For Chocolate Dipped Cookies:
8ozchocolate meltsamount depends if you want to coat a whole cookie of half
Let butter soften on the counter for about 30 minutes.
Beat butter with an electric mixer for about a minute. Turn off the mixer and add powdered sugar.
Start mixing in sugar on low speed so the dust doesn’t’ splash all over the counter and raise the speed to medium-high. Beat butter and sugar together for about a minute, until it turns lighter in color and fluffed.
Turn off the mixer to add the flour. Start mixing the flour in with a spatula and then switch to the mixer to beat it until dough looks like coarse crumbs.
Switch back to a spatula to finish mixing the dough. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface to shape into a log. (You can also flatten four sides of the log for square cookies.)
Wrap the dough into plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for chill for about an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Take out the dough from the refrigerator. You can use the handle of a spatula to make little imprints into the cube to get scalloped edges on the cookies, or just leave it round. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough log into cookies that are about 1/3-1/4 inch thick.
Place cookies on parchment paper covered baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the edges start to golden.
Take out of the oven and cool on a wire rack.
To Dip Cookies in Chocolate:
Melt chocolate melts according to the package instructions.
Dip either half the cookie or a whole one into the warm chocolate. Shake off the excess and place dipped cookie into parchment paper.
Cool cookie in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes for chocolate to harden.
To Make Chocolate Chunk Cookies:
Simply chop a baking chocolate bar into small chunks and mix it into the cookie batter after mixing in flour. Follow the rest of the recipe to shape, chill, and bake the cookies.